Soldier, 58 terrorists die in battle as military sustains clearance operations

Posted by News Express | 23 March 2016 | 2,683 times

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In continuation with the clearance of the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists, troops of 153  Task Force Brigade, 5 Brigade on Monday had an encounter with terrorists at Musari village on Monday, the Nigerian Army announced yesterday.

“During the clearance operations, a soldier paid the supreme price, while the troops killed 58 terrorist and recovered 2 hand grenades, 52 motorcycles, several bags of foodstuffs such as beans, onions, sweet potatoes and guinea corn, as well as cartons of fish,” Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, said in a statement.

He disclosed in another statement that the 29 Task Force Brigade troops have also been busy conducting clearing operations on the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists in their area of operations with remarkable success.

According to the Army Spokesman, “Within the last two days the units under the Brigade cleared the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists hibernating in the following areas; Abukarti, Baradili, Borgozo, Gaijaribul Abukar, Kolomi, Marguba, Umarumi and Yasori 1 and 2.

“The gallant troops also recovered several items including 1 single barrel gun, motorcycles, drums and bags of millet and dead cattle that ran into Improvised Explosive Device (IED) buried by the Boko Haram terrorists.

“Similarly, the troops detonated an IED in one of the buildings at Yasori 1. It was equally discovered that prior to the clearance, the terrorists have also been frequenting Borgozo general area which they used as harbour and staging area when conducting their nefarious activities.”

•Nigerian Army Photo shows a Boko Haram camp after being over-run and destroyed by Nigerian troops.

Source: News Express

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